Rugby League European Championship B

The European Championship B (formerly the European Shield), is a rugby league football competition. The competition is organised by the Rugby League European Federation and is the second tier of the European Championship competition. It was first held in 2006 as the Central Europe Development Tri-Nations.

European Championship B
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2020 Rugby League European Championship B
SportRugby league
Founded2006; 15 years ago (2006)
No. of teams6
Country Europe
Most recent
champion(s)
 Russia
(3rd title)
Most titles Russia
 Serbia
(3 titles)
Level on pyramid2
Promotion toEuropean Championship
Relegation toEuropean Championship C

HistoryEdit

The competition was first held in 2006 under the name of Central Europe Development Tri Nations, with the aim of developing teams in central and eastern Europe. Up until 2009 the competition was made up of only three teams until it was expanded in 2010 to six teams split into two conferences; East and West. In 2011 the competition was reverted to three teams with Norway and Malta making their debuts. The competition was expanded again the year after though with four teams playing in winter between 2012–13. This was repeated again in the 2014–15 edition of the competition and was used for qualification for the 2017 World Cup. The 2018 competition was the last year of its current incarnation after a two-year hiatus. In 2020, it was announced promotion and relegation would be introduced with three teams in each division, with the top team being promoted and the bottom relegated.[1]

Team appearancesEdit

Team Appearances Debut Most recent Best result
  Germany 7 2006 2013 Champions (2006, 2011)
  Russia 5 2010 2020 Champions (2010 East, 2012–13, 2018)
  Serbia 5 2010 2020 Champions (2007, 2010 West, 2014–15)
  Czech Republic 4 2007 2010 Runners-up (2009)
  Italy 4 2008 2013 Champions (2008, 2009)
  Ukraine 3 2010 2015 Runners-up (2014–15)
  Austria 1 2006 2006 Runners-up (2006)
  Estonia 1 2006 2006 Third place (2006)
  Latvia 1 2010 2010 Third place (2010 East)
  Malta 1 2011 2011 Runners-up (2011)
  Norway 1 2011 2011 Third place (2006)
  Spain 1 2018 2018 Runners-up (2018)

ResultsEdit

Championship era (2006–2018)Edit

Year Champions Runners-up Third place Fourth place Number of teams
2006
Details
 
Germany
 
Austria
 
Estonia
3
2007
Details
 
Serbia
 
Germany
 
Czech Republic
3
2008
Details
 
Italy
 
Germany
 
Czech Republic
3
2009
Details
 
Italy
 
Czech Republic
 
Germany
3
2010
Details
West  
Serbia
 
Germany
 
Czech Republic
3
East  
Russia
 
Ukraine
 
Latvia
3
2011
Details
 
Germany
 
Malta
 
Norway
3
2012–13
Details
 
Russia
 
Italy
 
Serbia
 
Germany
4
2014–15
Details
 
Serbia
 
Russia
 
Italy
 
Ukraine
4
2018
Details
 
Russia
 
Spain
 
Serbia
3

Promotion and relegation era (2020–present)Edit

Year Champions / Promoted Runners-up Relegated Number of teams
2020
Details
3

SummaryEdit

Team Champions Runners-up Third place Fourth place
  Russia 3 (2010 East, 2012–13, 2018) 1 (2014–15)
  Serbia 3 (2007, 2010 West, 2014–15) 1 (2018)
  Italy 2 (2008, 2009) 1 (2012–13) 1 (2014–15)
  Germany 2 (2006, 2011) 3 (2007, 2008, 2010 West) 1 (2009) 1 (2012–13)
  Czech Republic 1 (2009) 3 (2007, 2008, 2010 West)
  Ukraine 1 (2010 East) 1 (2012–13)
  Austria 1 (2006)
  Malta 1 (2011)
  Spain 1 (2018)
  Estonia 1 (2006)
  Latvia 1 (2010 East)
  Norway 1 (2011)

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